Leviathan

Leviathan Review

Rightfully Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Film, Leviathan is a well acted, beautifully shot film that highlights the best of mother nature and the worst of human nature.

TFCA Announces 2014 Award Winners

Led by Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actress winner Boyhood, the Toronto Film Critics Association has announced their award winners for the best of film in 2014.

TIFF 2014: Leviathan Review

Leviathan  Masters Leviathan is a well acted, beautifully shot film that highlights the best of mother nature and the worst of human nature. Kolya (Alexey Serebryakov), a proud patriarch with a gorgeous Russian seaside property, is rendered helpless when a corrupt city official decides he would like the land for himself. Kolya enlists the help […]

Interview: David Webb Peoples

David Webb Peoples had a hand in writing three of the greatest films of the latter half of the 20th Century: Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys, and Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven. We talk with the writer (and his wife and sometimes collaborator Janet) as he prepares to visit the Toronto Screenwriting Conference this weekend.

TIFF 2013: Manakamana Review

Manakamana Wavelengths Directors: Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez The latest from the Sensory Ethnography Laboratory at Harvard is less sensory and less ethnographic than its recent Leviathan. Rather, this collection of static long takes that ride cable to and from the Nepalese, mountaintop Hindu temple that gives the film its name plays out as a […]

Leviathan Review

Leviathan is an experimental documentary that experiments more than it documents. Shot aboard a commercial fishing boat in the North Atlantic, the only thing you’ll learn about commercial fishing is that it’s a wet and ugly endeavour. Filmmaker/ Harvard anthropology professor Lucien Castaing-Taylor and co-director Véréna Paravel are contributing to a tradition of ethnographic filmmaking that concerns itself more with observation and ways of seeing than it does with telling a story.